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From: "Joshua A. Solomon" <j.solomon@ucl.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: (urth) Saltus Mine Deep One
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 21:37:28 +0100

Peter Westlake wrote:

> "What creature it was we had called from the roots of the continent
> I think I now know."
> "From far below I heard a step that might have been the walking of
> a tower on the Final Day, when it is said all the cities of Urth
> will stride forth to meet the dawn of the New Sun."
> "Far behind it loomed a machine that flashed fire, a machine that
> was like a tower walking."
> "I opened my mouth to cry for help, then closed it again,
> thinking I might call upon myself something more terrible
> than that I had once waked in the mine of the man-apes."

Could this be a rocket, or an ICBM?Severian thinks that the Citadel in Nessus is

(at least part of) a city, but we know that it is
really a bunch of rocketships.

Joshua A. Solomon
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